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About Me                                                                                                                                                                 Catherine Stothart       
I established Essenwood Consulting in 2004, after working for Ford Motor Company, Mercury Communications and ICL in senior HR and L&D roles for sixteen years, followed by five years living in Egypt (where I was Chair of Governors of a British School) and Brazil, as an expat spouse. 
I have qualifications in coaching and psychometric testing, am on the British Psychological Society's Register of Competence and am licensed to give feedback on a range of instruments, including:
    • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
    • Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI)
    • Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ)
    • Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi)
    • Talent Q Dimensions personality questionnaire
I also have an MSc in Organisational Behaviour from the University of London and am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

I am a Trustee and Board member of the British Association of Psychological Type (BAPT).

Speaking at BAPT Conference 2016 on Emotional Intelligence for Life 

I have coached dozens of managers to develop as leaders: see a case study of one of these programmes, Coaching Case Study (2011) and a journal article about using personality type in coaching, Coaching with MBTI (2014).  

I enjoy working with teams to become more effective in both the task and the relationship sides of teamwork.  For a case study, which demonstrates a positive, measurable impact on employee engagement, see  Team Coaching for Engagement (2013).  

I am currently writing a practical guide on how to use Interaction Styles, a tool for being emotionally intelligent in the moment, to build better relationships both at work and at home.  

For more, see Top Tips and Articles

Outside work, I play tennis, badminton and ski, and enjoy going to live music and sporting events.

To find out more about me, see my LinkedIn profile

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself"
Leo Tolstoy